The Unseen Path in the Story

I’ve been building a universe for years, much too long without any visible progress. It’s all in a folder just waiting for me to figure out how to tell the story. The thing is I can’t keep on wasting my time. I’ve started writing stories dozens of times and i end up getting stopped dead …

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To find a release from fear so I can start to live

There are moments of humility when you go outside your version of normal. It’s when you see past the noise and feel what binds us together rather than just what separates us from each other. No matter how the cultures and situations we are born into differ the fundamental aspects we seek are the same. …

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Dynamic Narratives and Serialized Storytelling

In a movie the foundation of a story is the script but what gives the story it’s tone and colour is just as much as the director as anything else. In a novel the tone comes through the narrator or the point of view (POV). It is there we are given context and where the …

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The Intimate Opponent

From the day we come into the world to our very last we are inundated with stories, those that find their genesis in millenium past, those told in books, on the news and around a camp fire. Stories frame how we see the world, they reflect the beginning, middle and end that is life and …

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Dazed, not confused but keeping my head above water

How do I find a job when I’ve been out of one for years? It’s probably one of the most pressing questions that I face as I look to go back to Canada at some point in the future. Who in their right mind would hire someone whose been largely out of the work force …

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Be the fanatic of your own life

There are those moments when you realize that’s it’s time to shed the you you hate to become the one you can love. The lack of belief is an epidemic, do we settle or do we reach as high as we can. When you are still innocent you are taught to reach high, that dreams …

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Floating Fires rise up and flow during Loi Krathong (or Yi Peng) in Chiang Mai

I have been in Thailand off and on for years and always wanted to experience what Loi Krathong or the Yi Peng festival was like. It’s one of the first photos you see when you do even the most superficial research about Thailand. The volume and scale of the lanterns that float in rivers or …

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The Flickr Changes Free Accounts (Is this the beginning of the end)

I know a lot of people have used Flickr off and on over the years, it isn’t as big as it was in its heyday but it still keeps on going. Then 5 years ago they offered 1TB of storage and now they are shifting focus again, limiting the amount of photos and videos you …

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The NANOWIMO Mission starts in just 18 Days #shouldidoit

The clock is ticking for National Novel Writing Month (NANOWIMO) which starts in November and goes till month’s end. I learned about it a few years ago and always wanted to participate but never have. I’d start preparing for it looking to get involved but always got distracted by the closest shiny object in my …

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Fallen but Not Beaten

By the time most people are in their 30s they have had several careers, me I’ve had none and that’s not a bad thing it’s just my reality. I can’t live expecting my life to be like most people. Forging your own path off the normal routes where there are no markers is full of …

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